My hCG Diet Results
My hCG Before and After Stats
Welcome! I know you guys want to know a little about me and my results with hCG, so you can decide if it’s something you should check into or not.
Especially because you’ve likely heard that the hCG diet is a scam, a placebo, that it’s dangerous, or something to that effect. The first I want to say it that, no one is forcing you to agree to anything, so you don’t need to feel pressured or threatened. There’s no rush for you to decide if hCG is truly a scam or if it really works. It often pays to keep an open mind, collect the appropriate information and analyze, then make a decision for yourself. Those who don’t do this are missing out.
YES, I am a REAL person. Really really! I’ve been married for 12 years to my best friend and we have a 3 year old son (whom you’ll see make “guest appearances” in some of my youtube videos- subscribe so you don’t miss those) named Nolan.
You’ll find as you spend more time on my blog that i’m VERY honest and realistic about what you can and can’t expect with hCG, and I have lots of bodyfat testing to prove my fat loss with hCG, which if you are leery of hCG, might help you, and I’m just as quick to tell you how hard this protocol can be if your not mentally ready for it. If you are interested in trying this protocol after reading my results, you can check out your options at my Buy hCG Injections page on my blog.
I’ve been in a healthy weight range now a year and a half. I’ve lost 54 pounds with the hCG diet and cut my body fat by almost 2/3rds. 2/3rd’s people! 59 lbs of fat to now only 21 lbs of fat on my body – my bodyfat percent, amazingly, is now in the “athlete” category according to the ACE bodyfat percent chart. I started the hCG Diet at 172 lbs at only 5′ tall, so to now be between 120-130lbs for the last 2 years is quite a feat. I think more in terms of fat and body fat percent, rather than weight on the scale, which I realize will be new for many of you.
UPDATE 5/15/2013: I’m currently 129 pounds, having recently gained several lbs of MUSCLE (clarification! NOT fat folks) and easily maintaining a bodyfat percent between 18-19% for over 6 months now. Sometimes the numbers might seem a bit “off”- this is because I have been alternating losing fat on hCG with gaining muscle through Crossfit workouts. I have gained several lbs of muscle since starting Crossfit a year and a half ago. You can see my latest update video here: Update on maintaining hCG Weightloss
I have several different blogposts about my hCG diet results and just about about me in general:
- My hCG Diet Review – See Me as Size 2 in Old Size 16 Skirt
- My Timeline of hCG Weightloss
- How Just 8lbs Made This Difference In How My Jeans Fit
- About hCGChica- Q&A
- How Quickly Can you Get to a Normal Weight With the hCG Diet?
- Bodyshot at 120lbs
- Bodyfat testing 5 months after End of Round 4 hCG
- Bodyshot During Round 4- Size 0 Vest and Size 4 Shorts
- Maintaining Fat Loss Update After Round 3
- Stabilizing New Weight After 1st Round of hCG
- Before and After Pics from 1st Round of hCG
- Midway on Round 1- Size 18 to Size 14
- Bodyshot Towards Beginning of My hCG Diet Journey
- hCGChica’s very start of hCG- 172 lbs
You can also see ALL my personal hCG Diet Videos. This would be more if you have the flu and are literally bored out of your mind, trapped on your couch at 3a.m. (perhaps with someone threatening you if you did otherwise).
Lastly, here’s a little video I made of my results from Round 1 to Round 4 which shows something around a 50lb weightloss (can’t even remember now!)- it will give the big picture of what I’ve accomplished.
The Long Version of my hCG Diet Story
My journey with hCG began in February 2011 when I was doing yet more research online regarding my autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s, basically where my body attacks my own thyroid and gradually destroys it. I had been ill several years without knowing why, and finally after getting a diagnosis, got some of my life back by taking thyroid medication, in the form of Cytomel (also known as T3 or active thyroid hormone…but that’s another story). However, not all things were as they used to be pre-illness. I continued to struggle in many ways with my health and weight. My eating habits had gone downhill because of my depression over losing the active person I could no longer be. I became addicted to sugar. While researching this particular issue with sugar and looking at anti-yeast and candida diets, I saw someone ask a question on a forum- it said “does the hcg really work for weightloss?” or something to that effect.
I had never heard of the hCG diet, so with interest I clicked on the thread and started reading. The information was intriguing to say the least, but pretty hard to believe. Still, it was certainly plausible, and what got me thinking that “hey, maybe this really works” was the fact that it wasn’t a new fad diet with some supplement someone supposedly just came up with; rather, it was a weightloss protocol that had been around since the 1950′s, when a man named Dr. Simeons discovered what could be achieved by combining the natural hormone hCG with a very low calorie diet. Just as there are many cancer cures out there that have cured cancer in the past, but which remedies or knowledge of such remedies have been obliterated (see the book Politics in Healing- the Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine) by the “Powers that Be” since those “Powers that Be” couldn’t make money off of such therapies. After reading reading the history behind this protocol (it’s really not a diet, but a protocol to healthful wellness), I felt there may be some merit to it.
Proof that hCG works was in the real people doing the Diet
Next I started finding vlogs of people on youtube who had done or were doing the hCG diet in real life and sharing their experiences (click here to learn how to find these people). It’s pretty tough to argue with real live people isn’t it? You can read all the postings on forums and hubpages articles saying “hcg is a scam” or “hcg is a starvation diet” by people who have neither tried the diet nor researched it (btw do I look starved in the above photo?), but the truth is in actual results of thousands of people. Real people were losing a lot of weight very quickly using hCG.
My last concern was “how much of the weight loss on hCG is muscle and how much is fat?” This was something with a much less clear answer as there haven’t been too many people aware of or able to track their bodyfat percent before and after doing the hCG diet through the reliable methods known, which are hydrostatic body fat testing and now, the DEXA scan. The few examples I did find lost very little if any lean mass while doing the hCG diet.
This was encouraging to me, however the examples were all of men, who have a serious advantage in maintaining muscle because of their testosterone levels (I’m sure it’s more complicated than that but you know what i mean- I’m a GIRL- I’m different).
My own proof that the hCG Diet works came from Bodyfat testing
After thoroughly researching the hCG protocol for months I finally felt comfortable and ready to proceed with it. I did a hydrostatic body fat test before I started, and subsequent testing after each round. I’m proud to say, that when doing the hCG diet properly, muscle loss is minimal even for women. My third round of hCG alone I lost 7.5% body fat in only 38 days. That equates to 16.8 lbs of fat lost and 4.2 lbs pounds of muscle. So while there was some muscle loss, the ratio was phenomenal for what I achieved. After my third round of hCG, I started going to a Crossfit gym 3-4 days a week to get strong (remember, I am coming from a pretty sedentary lifestyle as after I became ill I could no longer be active much of the time for several years). In only 3 months time I gained 7 pounds of muscle! Again, this was proved by hydrostatic body fat testing. I maintained almost all my fat loss as I only gained 1/2 pound of fat back with that 7 lbs of muscle. I did a subsequent 4th round of hCG to lose even more fat, then took a 5 month break where I again went to Crossfit 3-4 days a week, this time gaining 5 lbs of muscle and again, only 1/2 pound of fat back. I am currently concluding my 5th round of hCG which has brought me down to 23 pounds of fat total on my body (compared to the 59 pounds of fat I started with). I never thought I could be this small again. I just did my first real pull up a few days ago, during this 5th round of hCG. Do you know how hard it is for a woman to be able to do a pull up? hCG is the only diet I will EVER use to lose fat with and is the only protocol I recommend to others for fat loss as well- it’s simply the most effective fat loss tool, so I won’t bother with anything else ever again.